Lessons from EnergyREV: The role of smart local energy systems in a net zero future
Tuesday 26 March
1pm – 2:30pm
Join us to hear a summary of insights and recommendations from the EnergyREV programme and discuss what needs to happen next.
The EnergyREV programme brought together over 90 researchers from 22 UK universities, working alongside industry and policy makers, to accelerate the uptake, value and impact of Smart Local Energy Systems (SLES).
The programme ran from 2018 to 2023 and saw the team publish over 80 papers and deliver close to 200 presentations.
We have pulled together key insights from across this body of work into a report “Lessons from EnergyREV: The role of smart local energy systems in a net zero future”. This report provides evidence-based recommendations for UK and devolved governments, Ofgem, and those working to deliver smart energy places.
This event will launch the report and hear responses and perspectives from key stakeholders:
- Fiona Campbell, Head of Local Governance and Flexibility Strategy, Ofgem
- Alexandra Long, Welsh Government
- Carole Randall, Essex County Council
- Mairi Brookes, Low Carbon Hub
- Jeff Hardy, Sustainable Energy Futures
We will present the key benefits that SLES can bring, as well as key recommendations to unlock these benefits by:
- Developing robust policy, regulation and governance
- Creating a collaborative environment for SLES to flourish
- Building local skills to enable SLES delivery
- Engaging and empowering the local community
- Unlocking innovative business models
- Ensuring market value and interoperability
- Underpinning with robust cyber-physical infrastructure
The report will be shared with attendees prior to the event, and there will an opportunity to ask the panel questions during an open Q&A session.